uncowl

uncowl

(ʌnˈkaʊl)
vb (tr)
to remove a covering or monk's hood from (a head, etc.)
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A careful pre-flight--which I per-formed--is mandatory, but is the average pilot going to uncowl the engine and check the mixture cable?
We poke, prod, uncowl, measure and eyeball various fluids and components while the airplane is still safely on the ramp, all to help decide if it's safe to fly.